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Now I'll never miss another Amazon delivery 

This is a 'Techmoan Mini' -  a video that will only appear on here and not in the youtube channel, because it's off-topic, irrelevant and hastily put together.

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Reader Comments (16)

I like it!

I had no idea that Amazon did it (till you mentioned it recently) but I am one of these people who go around in a fog of advert blindness so there are probably billboards telling folk about this everywhere that I have missed! :-)

January 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVoyager03

I had no idea either and didn't notice any adverts for it, I just was ordering something over Christmas and needed to find a way to get it delivered to somewhere other than my home....I only found the option by accident.

I know this video comes off like a bit of an advert - but I just thought it was cool. It's certainly something that makes my life easier.

Some people will already know this, some won't care and some will go on a rant about Amazon. That's why I kept this video unlisted rather that giving it a full public release on youtube.

January 12, 2013 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Im curious - is this service exclusively for amazon packages? Doesnt Royal Mail offer any kind of "locker service"? In Germany DHL does. There is at least one "locker station" in every city. The only thing you have to do is register. Once you have registered you get a customer number. With this number you can have any package delivered to your "locker station". Doesnt matter who sends it to you.

This is how they look like

January 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterwilly

Willy, I wish this was an option....but unfortunately things aren't as forward thinking here. Virtually everything still gets delivered to your home. Sometimes you can specify another address like your place of work...but some companies insist on sending to your home only to prevent fraud. I regularly get parcels delivered to my office...but they are starting to complain a bit, so I'd love to have the options you do.

January 12, 2013 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

This mini is great, love to see more of them. Once youre free of YT and some self imposed restrictions, i guess all comes easy again as in the beginning.

Cheers, Martin

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjancd

Yeah German Post and Danish Post have locker boxes themselves...

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterwischi

@techmoan - was it filmed using the recent sony action cam?

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermatt

Yes it was the Sony AS10. With its wide angle lens, stabilisation and excellent sound its now my go-to camera for discrete filming work like this. I like it so much I've just ordered the AS15 as well.

January 13, 2013 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Readers in more organised and logical countries may also be interested to know that in the UK when the Post Office tries to deliver mail to your house and you aren't in, they take it back to the sorting office and you have to pick it up. The problem with this is that the sorting office is commonly only open during normal office hours. By the time I get home from work it's about 18:30 so my local collection office is closed. It's madness.

January 13, 2013 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Good to see that shopping habits are universal no matter what continent you are on. Essentials are "Essentials" ! Cheers!

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Ebell

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